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March Madness 2011 Predictions: Picking The NCAA Tournament's Southeast Region

The final team to advance to the Final Four in my NCAA basketball 2011 predictions is Pittsburgh. As much as I wanted to knock Pitt out early because of their lack of March Madness success in recent years, the Southeast Region just isn't very strong. The bottom part of the bracket should be very interesting with teams like St. John's, BYU, Michigan State and Florida. The top part seems like a cakewalk for Pitt, so this may finally be the year Jamie Dixon and company make a run to the Final Four, as the Panthers' first real challenge shouldn't come until the regional final.

Second Round

No. 1 Pittsburgh over No. 16 North Carolina Asheville/Arkansas-Little Rock
No. 9 Old Dominion over No. 8 Butler

No. 12 Utah State over No. 5 Kansas State
No. 4 Wisconsin over No. 13 Belmont

No. 6 St. John's over No. 11 Gonzaga
No. 3 BYU over No. 14 Wofford

No. 10 Michigan State over No. 7 UCLA
No. 2 Florida over No. 15 California-Santa Barbara

Third Round

No. 1 Pittsburgh over No. 9 Old Dominion
No. 4 Wisconsin over No. 12 Utah State

No. 6 St. John's over No. 3 BYU
No. 10 Michigan State over No. 2 Florida

Sweet 16

No. 1 Pittsburgh over No. 4 Wisconsin
No. 6 St. John's over No. 10 Michigan State

Elite Eight

No. 1 Pittsburgh over No. 6 St. John's

If you need a printable NCAA bracket to fill out for the tournament, download SB Nation's March Madness Bracket.